Timeline

March 1953

Donation of Quaker House

Quaker House is given to the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) by a small group of donors to support a permanent Quaker presence at the UN.

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Event of Note
September 1957

Quaker House hosts African talks

UN general assembly creates an economic commission for Africa. Private informal lunches take place at Quaker House, enabling diplomats from Black Africa to meet on an informal basis with a white South African diplomat.

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November 1979

Chinese and Soviet reprensation in meetings

For the first time, a Chinese diplomat takes part in a meeting at Quaker House; Soviets are also present with
other representatives of the Security Council.

February 1988

North and South Korean diplomatic meeting

From 1998-2001, Quaker House was the location for a series of meetings on peace in Korea, with North and South Korean diplomats meeting one at a time with a Quaker committee on Korea.

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